2018 Chevy Corvette

Friday, October 28th 2016. | Chevrolet

Chevrolet has some new weapons to battle into future market when it is about a new technology and new car. The new 2018 Chevy Corvette which is pretty known as Vette is basically a sports car that has been produced into seven generations. The first model was released as a convertible and it was introduced at GM Motorama in form of concept in 1952. Its initial name was Myron Scott. Now, they are working for the new generation since rumors mentioned about the C8 under code name “ZERV”. Thanks to Zora Arkus-Duntov, the person behind its initial development who suggested using mid-engine layout.

2018 Chevy Corvette Front Angle

Design

With mid-engine design, it will support the car to have more traction than before. It happens because this configuration will send more weight to the rear tires and it provides more assistance for front tires especially in braking. With less intensity of rear-wheel lock up and less of skid or spin out this sports car will get ideal handling. Ideal handling only can be achieved with the balanced traction between front and rear wheels especially for cornering and when the engine is located in the middle for 2018 Chevy Corvette, it can enhance the speed even around curves and there is less chance to sliding out. This change will be completed with its exotic look because the exterior will e redesigned. But, it is still the American fast car although the first look resembles Lamborghini and Ferrari. Rumors mentioned that the front nose clip will be based on Holden Commodore SSV but with wider flares.

The possible changes for the cabin will be the reused design especially for the roof and the exterior mirrors from the current Stingray. At the back of this new 2018 Chevy Corvette, it will use Holden SSV sheet metal to wrap the door to door to complete the sportier cabin design. The cabin is also driver oriented and there are some safety features to use. The carbon fiber inserts, high quality upholstery as well as plastic will be available based on package.

Engine

Some online reports mentioned that the new 2018 Chevy Corvette will use mid-engine configuration and there will be newly fresh drivertain that is expected to be the 4 cam, 32 valve and V8 engine to produce about 500 hp and can be more. The Z06 goes with supercharged 6.2 liter V8 engine to develop 650 hp as well as 650 lb-ft of torque and now we are waiting for the information about C8 engine. If it is designed with mid-engine configuration, it is quite great.

Release Date and Price

2018 Chevy Corvette is still unknown for its release date and price but it is informed by some reports that the debut can be started at 2018 NAIAS (North American International Auto Show) with the starting price expected about $100,000 that is quite a lot.